Fall Harvest: Edible & Medicinal Roots, Barks, and Fruits of CA

10:00 am - 11/09/2019

@ Berkeley, California

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Berkeley CA  94701–94710, 94712



Fall Harvest: Edible & Medicinal Roots, Barks, and Fruits of California (San Francisco Bay Area)

Weekend Workshop and Field Exploration

As the colors of the landscape change and the days shorten, we are reminded that autumn has arrived. While many plants wither away, others simply shift their energy resources in order to survive the impending winter. Join us as we explore many of the various plant communities found in the SF Bay Area while learning about the diverse array of edible/medicinal biennial and perennial plants found growing there. This interdisciplinary program will engage students on all levels through a combination of classroom lecture, field exploration, and a variety of hands-on exercises. Topics/activities to be covered include: botany basics taught from a plant family perspective, plant identification in the field, medicinal/edible/utilitarian uses, California ethnobotany, ethical harvesting guidelines and information about at-risk medicinal plants, acorn-bay seed-and pine "nut" processing, safety issues and tips on how to avoid toxic/poisonous plants, medicine making techniques and activities, sampling of a variety of edible/medicinal plant preparations, and more! This academic immersion into the world of useful California plants is guaranteed to not only enlighten and inspire, but also aims to instill a sense of hope for a more sustainable future in all who participate.

Dates/Time: November 9-10, 2019 (Sat/Sun)

Sat/Sun: 10am-6pm

Session I (Sat. Nov. 9): Basic Botany Skills/Edible & Medicinal Plants of California/Hands-On Preparation Methods

-During the first part of this interactive lecture/slideshow/workshop we will explore the science of botany while learning the fundamental methods necessary to accurately and confidently ID a variety of CA plants. Students will also be introduced to the primary edible/medicinal plants available in CA during the fall season. The rest of the day will be spent learning the principles of edible & medicinal plant harvesting, processing, and botanical pharmacy work.

Session II (Sun. Nov. 10): SF Bay Area Bioregional Field Exploration

-We'll spend the day hiking through a number of different plant communities while identifying and discussing many of the useful plants found along the way. Our study will emphasize a dynamic sensory awareness of the plants via close observation, touching, tasting, and smelling.

Instructor: Tellur Fenner

Location: Berkeley, CA.

Class Fee:

Pre-registration discount before October 11 deadline: $175 (includes materials fee). After October 11 deadline: $195

Registration: Email (preferred)- bluewindbmc@gmail.com

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Detailed directions and other more specific class info (including carpool networking) will be emailed out to the registered/paid students by October 30. No refunds will be issued after October 11.

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